Friday PhotoEssay

Herb Day is tomorrow, so come on out and buy your herbs for the summer, eat some good food, and attend seminars on herbs and pollinators.

I continue t be amazed by how many strawberries are on the plants this spring. I almost think the plants might have too many berries. We’ll have to make sure to give them a little fertilizer in mid-summer when the fruiting slows down.

The black raspberries are also in the process of blooming. It is really easy to miss the fact that they’re blooming, because the flowers aren’t all that big and showy. They are even smaller than red raspberry flowers. Of course, the fruit tend to be smaller too.

The potatoes in the Family of 4 Garden are growing quite rapidly. It’s not quite a potato jungle yet, but I think it could get there by the time they are full grown.

I know I’ve posted at least one cabbage picture every week now, but the blue-green leaves are so pretty and the pointed heads are just too cool.

The grafted tomatoes are finally big enough that the clips are starting to come off. Can you tell where this plant was grafted? I’m not sure you would notice if you didn’t know to look for it.

These four lettuces are looking great. I really like the contrast of colors and textures.

Have a great weekend!

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

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